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And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
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I Dared to Call Him Father by Bilquis Sheikh
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Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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Foe by J.M. Coetzee
Foe
by J.M. Coetzee
read in September, 2011
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Smart and well-written. Once I finished this work, I wrote a response paper on it for class with ease. There is just so much there! That said, I would say its brilliance is almost its detriment. Seems impossible, but true. Coetzee is so concern with ...more
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Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Wide Sargasso Sea
by Jean Rhys
read in August, 2011
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Love the concept of the novel, but I ended the the novel feeing torn over it. The writing is gorgeous, but is so symbolic that the characterization suffers for it. It was vague motivations of the characters that ultimately left me with the three star ...more
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Shake Hands with the Devil by Roméo Dallaire
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I am almost finished. It has been slow going because it is such a tough subject matter. Yet that is the reason why this book is so important. A must read for everyone.
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The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
The Tale of Despereaux
by Kate DiCamillo (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2011
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A sweet and yet bitterwsweet children's story with some pretty heavy themes. In my opinion, some (not all, but some) of the best children's stories are made up of those elements. Smartly put together.
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J.K. Rowling
“Percy wouldn't notice a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing one of Dobby's hats.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Robert Hayden
“Sundays too my father got up early
and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,
then with cracked hands that ached
from labor in the weekday weather made
banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.

I'd wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking.
When the rooms were warm, he'd call,
and slowly I would rise and dress,
fearing the chronic angers of that house,

speaking indifferently to him,
who had driven out the cold
and polished my good shoes as well.
What did I know, what did I know
of love's austere and lonely offices?”
Robert Hayden

Walter M. Miller Jr.
“You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”
Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

“Some of what I wrote bordered on blasphemy....If there was a God, He would have to be truth. And in that case, candor--however impertinent--would be more pleasing to Him than posturing.”
Catherine Marshall, Christy

Oscar Wilde
“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories

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